Clitheroe is a successful manufacturing town with a heritage of mills and textiles. Blackburn, Burnley, and Accrington are the other local towns. Preston, Manchester, and Liverpool are easy to reach on the network of motorway routes in this part of Lancashire, making Clitheroe a popular choice for commuters. Located in the Ribble Valley, with Pendle Hill on one side and the Forest of Bowland on the other, there is some lovely countryside to enjoy in this area too.





Living in Clitheroe

Travel and transport

Clitheroe is on the A59, connecting Preston with Harrogate. The A65 branches off to Cumbria to the north. It also makes the connection with Junction 31 of the M6 for north-south travel throughout the North West.  Clitheroe Interchange is the main rail and bus terminal for the Ribble Valley, with train services on the Northern Line. Leeds Bradford Airport is 30 miles away, and Manchester Airport is 35 miles away. 

Local schools

Secondary schools include Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Ribblesdale High School, and Bowland High. There is an excellent choice of primary schools across the town. There is also the Clitheroe Football College. The Lancashire College of Further Education is in nearby Blackburn.